After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.
“Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.”
“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.”
Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money.
I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.
Give me a couple of years, and I’ll make that 7 Jersey an overnight success.
“I wish success could be ordered like delivery pizza, because I’d order take out.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
I was 40 years old before I became an overnight success, and I’d been publishing for 20 years.
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